Curriculum Analysis Monitoring System
CAMS is a program which provides a system to continuously monitor curriculum progression throughout a given school year. The purpose of the program, as stated by the project directors (King & Idleman, 1984), is to create a consistency in the academic content that is taught. The project description cited research by Schwille (N.D.) indicating that the major decision regarding what content would be taught lies with each individual teacher rather than with the directors of curriculum. Evidence by Cooley and Leinhart (1980) indicates that the most potent variable for student achievement is the individual teacher's decision pertaining to what content would be taught.